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Make a Wili Lei for May Day with Myrtle Wong

Apr 30, 2024

Please note this event is on a Tuesday and will start at 3pm because we need daylight to make the lei’s. If you can’t arrive until 4pm that should be fine. There is no potluck for this event, but if you’d like to bring snacks to share feel free! Mahalo

Join HTMC member Myrtle Wong and friends for a Wili Lei Making Workshop just in time for Lei Day! Although people often refer to the head lei as a “haku,” the style where flowers are wound for a head lei is called Wili.

Reservations are required to attend this event because the workspace is limited. CLICK HERE to RSVP for this event.

Please bring your own lei making materials which include flowers, greenery and raffia.  There are so many kinds of flowers that you can incorporate into head lei’s, the main criteria is that they are able to last, select a good size flower that has a good stem to attach it firmly when making the lei. If needed, raffia will be provided, although a small fee may apply.

If you would like to go hiking to collect flowers you can find native ferns and Aalii. Flowers that grow in your yard like; bougainvillea, cup and saucer, parrot heliconia and many others work well also. And  if people don’t want to search the trail, their yards or neighborhoods, they can always buy a mixed bouquet from Foodland, Safeway, Sam’s club, Costco or Whole Foods and use those flowers. Baby’s breath is a nice addition which is sold at some of the stores mentioned.

Before coming to the workshop you might want to consider what color palette you would like to use, then you can keep that in mind when you collect or purchase your flowers. When stored properly most of the flowers will hold until May Day.

Reservations are required to attend this event because the workspace is limited. CLICK HERE to RSVP for this event.  Mahalo!

HTMC events are open to non-members and guests, please CLICK HERE to pay the $5 clubhouse usage fee. Mahalo!